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Man Charged With Home Invasion, Aggravated Battery After Being Shot by Off-Duty Officer

Kerin Ramirez, 19, is being held at DuPage County Jail, officials say.

A Hoffman Estates man was charged Monday with home invasion and aggravated battery to a police officer in connection with an intrusion of an off-duty police officer's home in unincorporated Wheaton, said Dawn Domrose, spokeswoman for the DuPage County Sheriff. The incident occurred at 1N224 Papworth Street.

Kerin Ramirez, 19, a student and wrestler at Harper College, allegedly entered the home of an off-duty Wood Dale police officer around 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The homeowner, who was home with his wife and children, ages 2 and 4,  heard noise downstairs, found Ramirez and told him to leave, said Paul Darrah, spokesman for the DuPage County State's Attorney.

A fight ensued when Ramirez refused to leave. A neighbor, who is a retired police officer, heard the fight and tried to intervene in the confrontation that lasted about 10 minutes. 

After identifying himself numerous times as a police officer, the homeowner got his revolver. When Ramirez continued to attack, the homeowner shot him once in the abdomen, Darrah said. 

Initial reports indicate that Ramirez may have been intoxicated when the altercation ensued. Patch orginally  in the north 200 block of Papworth Street who said police asked if they knew about any parties in the area the night before the incident. 

Ramirez is being held at  on $300,000 bond. His charges include home invasion, a Class X felony that will not allow for probation, and aggravated battery to a police officer, a Class 2 felony, Darrah said.

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